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Feastly Offers Class on The Art of Cooking With Marijuana – Making CannaButter for Edibles Without the Harsh Taste

Feastly Offers Class on The Art of Cooking With Marijuana – Making CannaButter for Edibles Without the Harsh Taste

| February 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Meal-sharing service Feastly offers its first foray into edibles with a class this Saturday in San Francisco on how to make “Cannabutter,” or marijuana-infused butter without the harsh taste. If you’ve got a valid California Medical Marijuana ID Card, you are eligible to sign up.

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40 Years of Vietnamese Food in California: A Conversation with Andrew Lam

40 Years of Vietnamese Food in California: A Conversation with Andrew Lam

| February 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

In the 40 years since Vietnamese came to California in great numbers, they’ve given us three culinary blockbusters: pho, banh mi and sriracha sauce. “What once belonged to you, now belongs to the world,” says author Andrew Lam.

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Heaps Of Oranges Could Rot As West Coast Dock Dispute Drags On

Heaps Of Oranges Could Rot As West Coast Dock Dispute Drags On

| February 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Millions of pounds of citrus fruit are stranded and at risk of spoiling in warehouses and boats at major ports in California. It’s the result of a dockworker labor dispute that’s jammed operations.

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Lunar New Year Memories with StoryCorps

Lunar New Year Memories with StoryCorps

| February 18, 2015 | 1 Comment

The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) partnered with StoryCorps in San Francisco to create the first recordings dedicated to the Lunar New Year.

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Salty, Sweet, Sour. Is It Time To Make Fat The Sixth Taste?

Salty, Sweet, Sour. Is It Time To Make Fat The Sixth Taste?

| February 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Fat has a lot in common with the five basic tastes: salty, sweet, sour, bitter and umami. But while people easily recognize the texture of fat, scientists say they can’t quite perceive the taste.

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Hollywood Food Stylists Know: You Can’t Film Styrofoam Cake And Eat It, Too

Hollywood Food Stylists Know: You Can’t Film Styrofoam Cake And Eat It, Too

| February 18, 2015 | 1 Comment

Melissa McSorley’s job is to make food look good — and last — on camera. Sometimes that means cooking 800 Cubano sandwiches, other times it means scooping butter instead of ice cream.

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How Marijuana Highjacks Your Brain To Give You The Munchies

How Marijuana Highjacks Your Brain To Give You The Munchies

| February 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Where there’s pot, there’s often an insatiable hunger. Now researchers have a big clue why: Cannabinoids, the drug in marijuana, appear to flip a neural circuit that normally tells us we’re full.

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Nak’s Oriental Market: This Mom-and-Pop Offers Personalized Service Along with Asian and Dutch Ingredients

Nak’s Oriental Market: This Mom-and-Pop Offers Personalized Service Along with Asian and Dutch Ingredients

| February 17, 2015 | 1 Comment

Sure, many people shop at indifferent, overlit discount grocery stores to save a few bucks but you can still find special items and exceptional, personalized service if you know where to look. My favorite is eclectic, beloved, miniscule Nak’s Oriental Market, which has been offering everything from pristine hamachi belly and the best nuoc mam to Dutch cookies for 46 years.

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‘Party Like A President’ Recalls Mixology, Mischief Inside Oval Office

‘Party Like A President’ Recalls Mixology, Mischief Inside Oval Office

| February 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

In his new book, author Brian Abrams chronicles the drinking habits and debauchery of former presidents.

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For Musician Jack White, Any Old Guacamole Just Won’t Do

For Musician Jack White, Any Old Guacamole Just Won’t Do

| February 16, 2015 | 1 Comment

Jack White is a meticulous musician, so it’s no surprise that his homemade guacamole has to be well crafted, like his music. And Peruvian chef Martin Morales thinks White has a pretty good recipe.

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GMO Apples Get The Nod, But Not Much Of A Welcoming Party

GMO Apples Get The Nod, But Not Much Of A Welcoming Party

| February 13, 2015 | 2 Comments

Government regulators have approved the first genetically modified apples, which don’t turn brown when you cut them open. But planting these trees will be a gamble since consumers may not want them.

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Heavy Metal Valentine: Is There Lead in Your Chocolate?

Heavy Metal Valentine: Is There Lead in Your Chocolate?

| February 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

A California group takes legal action against 16 companies for failing to warn consumers.

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Bittman Does Berkeley: Talking Food Politics With Mark Bittman

Bittman Does Berkeley: Talking Food Politics With Mark Bittman

| February 13, 2015 | 2 Comments

“People are suffering. We need to fix that, but that’s not a cooking problem. If there’s a cooking problem, I can solve it. Cooking is easy. Social justice problems are not so easy.”

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Like Yelp For Labor Rights: This App Rates How Restaurants Treat Workers

Like Yelp For Labor Rights: This App Rates How Restaurants Treat Workers

| February 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Want to know if your favorite restaurant pays its servers a living wage? An app encourages diners to ask before they dig in.

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